Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I LOVE Christmas!!!

I love Christmas time! It is one of my favorite times of the year. We decorated the house the weekend after Thanksgiving. It was so fun to decorate our new home. I love having a mantel to actually hang our stockings on and having a banister to decorate. I hope that everyone has a wonderful Christmas season and remember the true meaning of this time of year.

Happy Thanksgiving

We spent Thanksgiving at John and Kindra's house. We had a lot of good food and good company. Kindra's family was there along with Lance's family. We played fun video games and then had their traditional bingo game. Bethany, kindra's sister, had lots of fun prizes, but the best prize was the last game. Whoever wanted to play blackout put in $5.oo. Lexi and I ended up winning $65.00!!!!! I was very excited! I don't ever win anything. We had a good time. Thank you John and Kindra for hosting a fun day!

Lexi's Voice Recital

Lexi had her voice recital on Nov. 22rd. She did such a great job and sounded so good. We are so proud of her! She is quite the performer and didn't seem to be nervous. She got a big surprise from her uncle John. He has been doing some arrangements for David Archuleta, and got her an autograph that he presented her with on the night of her recital. She was so excited!!! She took it to school the next day to show all of her friends and they thought that was so COOL!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Let the Holidays begin!

I am so glad that we can focus on the upcoming Holidays and to forget the disappointing outcome of the elections. I was so tired of hearing all the political crap that was out there and just hope that we survive the next four years. I am going to focus on the good things in my life and enjoy the Holidays! I have been so busy lately. I just got called as the enrichment counsler in our new ward. We are having to staff everyone because the ward is all new. I have met some incredible women and am so excited to work with them and to get to know them. I hope everyone can remember this coming Thanksgiving of all the things they are grateful for and to remember to enjoy their family and friends!

Happy Halloween!

The Many Men in my life!!!!!





Mike and April, Jenna and Jordan!

Dani and her kids!

Mom and Dad

Cody and Trisha and Max as the Family guy!
Mr. and Mrs. Clean and their baby!

We had a great time at Halloween! My Sister-in-law threw a great party! She went all out! Her house was decorated with all sorts of scary things. She had a great dinner with ham and potatoes. Lots of activities for the kids and everyone got into the spirit by dressing up. Jolea loves Halloween because it was her dad's favorite. He would got all out to make it a blast for everyone. She was paying homage to her dad! Thanks for a great party Jolea!

Daddy Daughter Date!

Lance and Lexi went on a daddy daughter date with the activity days girls. They had a luau, so they got to dress up as Hawaiians. They love to spend time together. It's probably because Lance tends to let her get away with anything she wants!!! He is diffently the push over parent!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Lexi's Birthday weekend!

Happy Birthday Lexi!

Lexi turned 11 today! She has had a fun filled weekend! She didn't get just one day for her birthday, but several days! It was UEA weekend so Lexi and I started it out by going to the movie Beverly Hills Chihuahua. She loved the movie, but it made her want a dog even more then she usually does. I guess we are mean parents, we just won't give in to her pleas! On Sunday we had all of the family over for cake and ice cream. She loves it when all of her cousins come over! We had a lot of fun with all the crazy kids. On Monday, Lexi had a friend birthday party. It was a spa party, where the girls got pampered. I have such great sisters who were willing to come and help out with nails and hair. My sister Trisha was the hit of the party with all of the up do's that she did! The girls had a blast! I can't believe how fast the time goes! It seems like only yesterday that I was holding a brand new baby girl. She is the love of our lives! Happy 11th Lexi!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Fall is in the air

Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the smell and the sights! We decided to take a little drive today while listening to conference. We went up Provo canyon and stopped at Bridal Veil Falls and then on up to Sundance. The leaves were just beautiful! We are so blessed to live in such a beautiful State. I love spending time with my family and feel so lucky to have them in my life!

Friday, September 19, 2008


Poor Lance was trying to do a good deed today and ended up in the hospital. I was leaving today to do my many errors that I seem to always have to do, when Lance came running down the garage stairs to give me money (I never will deny money)! Anyways, he missed the last step and fell on his ankle. Of course him being a man, he tried to shake it off. He went to a business lunch and half way through lunch he looked down at his ankle and it was he size of a baseball. Needless to say, he ended up in the ER. Luckly it was just a really bad sprain. The doctor was surprised after seeing the x-ray that it wasn't broken. He was a lucky boy today!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Family time

We spent friday night at Lances brothers house. We had such an enjoyable time talking and laughing with everyone. Lexi got to swim all night long. I think she would live in the pool if we had one! It was cold for us, but Lexi didn't seem to mind! It is so nice when family can get together and enjoy each other's company. Thanks John and Kindra for a great night!

Happy 45th Boyd and Carol

My mother and father in law celebrated 45 years of marriage on Sept. 4th. They truely love each other very much and it always shows in the way they are with each other.

Way to go Lexi!!!

Lexi made her goal this year! We challenged Lexi to go without sugar for a year. If she was able to accomplish this we would give her $100 dollars! She is very motivated by money! Her goal for this year is to go without sugar and work on portion control. I think that I need to take a lesson from her on will power. I am so proud of her, she is one wonderful kid!

70 years of wedded bliss!

My grandma and grandpa Clove celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Aug. 31st. We celebrated by having a party for them. I was able to see many cousins that I haven't seen for many years. I can't believe how fast time flies. It was great being able to catch up and see all of their kids and find out what everyone has been up to! My grandparents are wonderful people and I was thrilled to be able to spend this time with them.

Monday, August 18, 2008

1st Day of 5th grade!

Holy Cow! Where does the time go?! Lexi started 5th grade today! It seems like only yesterday that we were taking her to Kindergarten. She had a great day. She loves her class and her teacher. This is the first year that she has a male teacher. She told me that he is very into Sponge Bob! I guess that keeps you young at heart. She was a little nervous about going to a new school and making new friends, but she is an outgoing person, so I don't think it will take her any time at all to make new friends. Here's to a great year!

Happy 45th Mom and Dad!

Wedding day Aug. 17, 1963

Aug. 17, 2008

My mom and dad celebrated their 45th anniversary on the 17th! They are such great parent's and I'm glad that they are mine! We spent the afternoon at their house and made dinner for them. Half of the family was able to go down to their house. They were very happy and appreciative that we made the effort to celebrate with them. Here's to many more years filled with fun and laughter!

Last Day's of Summer

Summer went by so fast. It seems like it just got warm and the kids just got out of school, when it's time to go back. We tried to pack in a lot of fun in the last week before school started. Lisa and I took the kids to 7 peaks one day. They had a blast. Lisa and I sat under the unbrella and snacked all day! Isn't that fun, we did go on some slides!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Maxwell has arrived!

We are so excited for the arrival of our new nephew! He was born early Tuesday morning at 2:35 a.m. Maxwell is his name. He weighed 6 pounds 6 ounces and was 19 inches long. Just a little guy! I was thrilled that she invited me in for the delivery. Earlier, Trish came down to Dani's so that we all could go for a walk. She didn't want to come at first, but I told her this would be the best thing for her if she was starting into labor. I told her to bring her bag just in case, (I didn't think she would really need it). We went for a good walk and when we arrived back at Dani's she sat down and had some water and all of a sudden she looked like she was having another pain; then a look of surpise came over her face. I said jokingly, "did your water just break" she look at us and said yes! Both Dani and I screamed and clapped our hands! It was pretty funny that we did it at the same time. She went to the hospital and then everything went quite fast. She was only in labor for 5 hours. She did great. I am so proud of her! She and Cody and the new baby Maxwell, are home now doing very well. She is a wonderful mom and very calm. She's been around a lot of babies! We are so happy for them!